Ep. 120 Out Of Africa With Bryan Christy

Today we’re joined by Bryan Christy for a fun chat about his debut novel In The Company of Killers, his career as an investigative journalist, why he decided to switch over to fiction from journalism, how growing up in a mortician’s family affected him, Chesapeake Bay Retrievers, and the time he got arrested in Tanzania going after ivory traffickers. We also recommend: Never Far Away by Michael Koryta, The Carrow Haunt by Darcy Coates, Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Audiobook of the week is The Bone Maker by Sarah Beth Durst. Plus- Dave is stalked by a flock of geese, Laura discovers an intriguing hole in the backyard, and Andrew tests positive for COVID.

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Inside Chat: Thinking Like An Animal With Brian Nelson

Today we chat with author Brian Nelson about his new thriller Five Tribes, the fine art of biohacking, technology as its own life form, the common bond between honeyguides and orcas, mirror neurons and thinking like an animal, Dungeons & Dragons, and how he gave his freshman English students the Unabomber Manifesto to read.

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Inside Chat: Working Out With Lisa Renee Jones

Today we chat with New York Times bestselling author Lisa Renee Jones about her new thriller The Poet, how her husband’s infatuation with serial killers helped inspire her to write the book, working out, her husband’s candy obsession, plotting with her husband, and finding resources for her novels in the strangest places.

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Inside Chat: Taking Pepper Spray To The Face With Don Bentley

Today we chat with Don Bentley about his new Matt Drake thriller The Inside Man, the two types of military pilots, the importance of communicating about PTSD, being the crazy guy who reads all of his Goodreads reviews, how he visualizes his big action set pieces, what it’s like getting pepper sprayed, why training is so important for combat, quoting Omar Little, and how Die Hard is the greatest Christmas movie ever made.

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Inside Chat: Motherhood Mania with Ashley Audrain

Today we chat with Ashley Audrain about her debut novel The Push, motherhood fears, being vulnerable as a mother,  visualizing her characters, the good old days of ABC’s TGIF lineup, why the book wasn’t as hard to write as it is to read, and the reason she was glad there wasn’t a big book launch party.

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Ep. 106 Divorce Ranches and Dust Covers with Julia Claiborne Johnson

We’re joined by the fabulous Julia Claiborne Johnson for a fun chat about her new book Better Luck Next Time, how her father worked on a divorce ranch and helped inspire her book, her struggle to remember people’s names, being blinded by the light at the Emmys, changing the ending almost too late, dust cover etiquette, her obsession with obits, and why her family refuses to go on walks with her in public. We also recommend: The Invitation by Rachel Abbot, The Art of Violence by S. J. Rozan, Ready Player Two by Ernest Cline.  Audiobook of the week is Shed No Tears by Caz Frear. Plus- Dave gets a STOP WORK order, Laura sits on hold with aggressively vitriolic piano music, Andrew’s Christmas vacation is derailed by a beached whale.

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Inside Chat: Imaginary Friends with Evie Green

Today we are joined by Evie Green (Emily Barr) for a fun conversation about her fantastic new book We Hear Voices, the trouble with writing a book set in the future, being on Team Spider, how she’s jealous of people with imaginary friends, writing a pandemic themed book, strong female characters, how she becomes a different person when she slides into her pseudonym, and harmonizing Sinatra with her husband during the lockdown. Plus – Dave and Laura discuss small Texas towns with tornadoes, friendly bombings, and Satanic Panics.

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Inside Chat: Death by Cameo with Bernard Cornwell

We’re joined today by the inimitable Bernard Cornwell for a conversation about his new book War Lord, giving names to swords, why it’s time to let go of Uhtred, never having a plan for his books, the effects of alcohol in battle, and getting murdered by his hero during his cameo on The Last Kingdom.

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Creating Mayhem With The Villainous Natalie Zina Walschots

An “Inside Chat” edition! We are joined by Natalie Zina Walschots for a fun conversation about her hilarious and semi-autobiographical novel Hench, how she always rooted for the villains, using math to calculate the disastrous damage wreaked by superheroes, cloaks, her gleeful affinity for body horror, her “terrible” musical theatre background, and her screaming territorial cat.

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Mile High Burro Racing With Heather Mateus Sappenfield

An “Inside Chat” edition! We are joined by Heather Mateus Sappenfield for a fun conversation about her new collection of short stories Lyrics for Rock Stars, the influence Colorado has on her writing, being inspired by a visit to the Molly Brown house, how stories arrive in her head fully formed, and how her father raced burros (a true ultra endurance sport).

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Ep. 92- Pugilism & Poetry with Joshua Bennett

We’re joined by Dr. Joshua Bennett for a fantastic and lively conversation about his amazing new collection of poetry Owed, how his father was his first hero, improvising 40 minute sermons as a four-year-old, the search for the average bear, and how boxing brings him peace. We also recommend: Kindred by Octavia Butler, Mountain Rampage by Scott Graham, and Legend of the Arch Magus by Michael Sisa. Audiobook of the week is Bye Bye Baby by Max Allan Collins.   Plus- Dave’s students have a nickname for him, Laura spies on her daughter’s virtual classroom, and Andrew’s kids are at each other’s throats.

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Pop Stars and Fame With Elissa R. Sloan

An “Inside Chat” edition! We are joined by Elissa R Sloan for a fun conversation about her new book The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes, how she was inspired by America’s Next Top Model, the impossible standards women face, *NSYNC’s rotating cube, and how she held off getting therapy until after the book was finished.

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Episode 90- POWs & American Girl Dolls with Jessica Pearce Rotondi

We’re joined by Jessica Pearce Rotondi for a conversation about her riveting book What We Inherit: A Secret War and a Family’s Search for Answers, her family’s 36 year search for her Uncle Jack, finding a CIA source at her book club, her memorable trip to Laos, and her adolescent obsession with learning history from American Girl doll books. We also recommend: Broken Genius by Drew Murray, The Boys’ Club by Erica Katz, and Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke. Audiobook of the week is Black Bottom Saints by Alice Randall.  Plus – Dave is a virtual NBA fan, Laura is weirded out while back to school shopping and Andrew made the Sunday Denver Post.

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Twinning for the Win with Sharon Harrigan

We are joined by Sharon Harrigan for a fun conversation about her new novel Half, the communicative powers of twins, how she wrote the book as if it were a poem, evolving it from a short story, and the power of Irish accents.

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Flying Off The Handle With Joseph Reid

On this “Inside Chat” edition we are joined by Joseph Reid for a fun conversation about his thrilling new book Departure, having a plan for an evolving main character from the very beginning of the Seth Walker series, frequent flyer tips, how he’s not as high tech as you think, and what it’s like to experience four missed landings on one flight.

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Ep. 88 Buried Treasure with Kirsty Manning

We are joined by Kirsty Manning for a fun conversation about her new book The Lost Jewels, American optimism vs. Australian sarcasm,  the Cheapside Hoard, the craftsmanship of jewelry,  the timelessness of the human spirit, and how her novel was borne of  procrastination. We also recommend Before You Go by Tommy Butler, Blacktop Wasteland by S. A. Cosby, and Gideon the 9th by Tamsyn Muir. Our audiobook of the week is Soul Circus by George Pelecanos. Plus – Dave goes to the DMV for the screaming, Laura is stressed out at a photo shoot, and Andrew goes horse riding and gets a biter. 

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Ep. 32 Author Erica Ferencik and More!

Author Erica Ferencik joins us for an entertaining chat about traveling alone in the Amazon, electric eels and her latest book Into the Jungle.  We recommend: The River by Peter Heller, Tin Men by Mike Knowles and Path of a Novice by R.K. Lander. Audiobook of the week is Red Rising by Pierce Brown narrated by the award winning Tim Gerard Reynolds.  YA book of the week is Field Notes on Love by Jennifer E. Smith.

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Ep. 31 Author Riley Sager and More!

Author Riley Sager joins us for an entertaining chat about stalking the Dakota, how Stephen King changed his life and his latest book Lock Every Door.  We recommend: Lock Every Door by Riley Sager, The Fire Within by D.K. Holmberg and Edge of Dark Water by Joe Lansdale. Audiobook of the week is The Binding by Bridget Collins read by the distinctive Carl Prekopp.  YA book of the week is Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.

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Ep. 27 Author M.C.A. Hogarth and More!

Author M.C.A. Hogarth joins us for a fascinating talk about her books, art and interacting with readers.  We also recommend: The Castle Mystery by Faith Martin, November Road by Lou Berney and Ship’s Log (The Alliance) by Lawrence P. White. Audiobook of the week is Instruments of Night by Thomas H. Cook read by the incomparable George Guidall.

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